Outdoor games at Safeco Field? … Living with tragedy in Renfrew, Ont. … Blazers goalie in NYC

If you’re watching the World Series, here’s hoping you have access to Fox-TV because analyst John Smoltz is good. Really good. Larry Brooks of the New York Post related this anecdote in a Sunday column: So Antti Raanta, the former Rangers netminder...

Another WHL team looking for head coach . . . Brandon boys win two in OT . . . Royals still alive

pic.twitter.com/rb7fEKokHk — Drive BC (@DriveBC) F Radek Duda (Regina, Lethbridge, 1998-2000) has signed a two-year extension with Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic, Extraliga). This season, as team captain, he had 19 goals and 17 assists in 46 games. ———...

Concussion issue won’t go away . . . A 16-team Memorial Cup?

“Now that we know what it is,” writes Roy MacGregor of The Globe and Mail, “what do we do about it?” Indeed, what do we do about the concussion problem in sports? MacGregor continues: “A new scholarly paper published this week by two Canadian...

Ex-Brandon defenceman dies . . . Wheaties end Edmonton drought . . . Rebels win fourth straight

F Jordan Knackstedt (Red Deer, Moose Jaw, 2004-08) signed for the rest of this season with Kaufbeuren (Germany, DEL2). Knackstest was released on Monday by mutual agreement by Saryarka Karaganda (Kazakhstan, Vysshaya Liga). This season, with Rubin Tyumen...

Canucks come back for win against Avs in Horvat’s debut

It only happens once. Forward Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks suffered a shoulder injury after getting hit by Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Pitlick in a pre-season game on Oct. 2. The Canucks, led by president of hockey operations Trevor Linden...

Yamamoto back with Chiefs … Team WHL whips Russia … Silvertips suspend pair

Always special when #Canucks hold @NHL #HockeyFightsCancer Night. Before we hit the jumbo screen, @alexjauld & I tell you who we fight for. pic.twitter.com/YfWUwpZnQm — Joey Kenward (@kenwardskorner) November 7, 2017 F Kailer Yamamoto is back with the Spokane...

Oil Kings win opener . . . Another team to hire head coach . . . Three WHLers get NHL deals

F Yannic Seidenberg (Medicine Hat, 2003-04) has signed a one-year extension with Red Bull Munich (Germany, DEL). In 46 games, he had 12 goals and 10 assists. . . . D Colton Jobke (Kelowna, Regina, 2009-13) has...

Take finances with grain of salt? … Phillips fills hat again … Milestone for Clouston as Tigers win

F Chris Langkow (Spokane, Saskatoon, Everett, 2005-10) has signed a contract for the rest of this season with Västerås (Sweden, Allsvenskan). This season, with Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia, Erste Bank Liga), he had 10 goals and 18 assists in 41 games. He was granted his...

Stankowski steals show in Kent … Papirny, Herringer perfect in goal … Brooks sparks Pats

The first goal of the WHL playoffs was scored by D Clayton Kirichenko of the Medicine Hat Tigers. Kirichenko scored at 6:46 of the first period in their game against the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings. A 20-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alta., Kirichenko, the Tigers’...

Oil Kings d-man gets NHL deal . . . Wheat Kings move to top . . . Rebels in title hunt

End of an era. takes a photo of his last page at . He'll be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/tJoAOxE9DN — Robert Henderson (@HendoRob) ——— F Tony Hand (Victoria Cougars, 1986-87) has announced his retirement from playing. This season,...

Silvertips have their coach … Hitmen looking for new GM … Giants need assistant coach

F Josh Holden (Regina, 1994-98) has signed a one-year extension with Zug (Switzerland, NL A). This season, Holden, the team captain, had 14 goals and 25 assists in 49 games. . . . Next season will be Holden’s 10th with Zub. According to Zug's...

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